Bojagi and Joomchi News

Jiyoung Chung received Best in Show honor for her Joomchi work at the 2019 Smithsonian Craft Show April, 2019 in Washington, DC.


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Bojagi and Joomchi in Rumania, 2015

Chunghie Lee and Jiyoung Chung, together with Prof. Anna Orban, curated exhibitions of Bojagi and Joomchi in Bucharest, Rumania, in honor of the 25th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Rumania. The exhibition, Hands of Korea was held in September, 2015, and included a solo exhibition of Bojagi works by Chunghie Lee, a solo exhibition of Joomchi works by Jiyoung Chung, and an exhibition of traditional Korean dress.


Joomchi Exhibition Curated by Jiyoung Chung

Held May 8 – August 21, 2015, Skylight & Heritage Gallery. In this international paper exhibition, New Bedford’s rich fiber history intersects with the Korean tradition of Joomchi creating a crossroads where East meets West.


Contemporary artists working in Joomchi are pushing the envelope of this very traditional art form. Moving beyond functional utility, they explore the textural qualities and the expressive coloring that can be achieved with the unique qualities created by the transformation of paper through the Joomchi process. Add in a diverse group of artists drawn from different cultures and continents, and the show offers an informative and encompassing look at Joomchi today. Chung’s choice of artists initiates an interesting conversation for viewers around the theme of how ancient traditions can inspire and inform new works.


Read a review of Bojagi & Beyond II on Artquiltmaker Blog here:   Bojagi & Beyond II review

Korea Bojagi Forum News

Korea Bojagi Forum 2018 was held May 31-June 3, 2018 in Seoul, Korea with six solo exhibits by international artists. A Forum exhibit of work by Korean artists was held in New York at The Clemente Center in September 2018. Learn more by visiting the Korea Bojagi Forum pages on this website.

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 image of 3. three layered pojagi    Previous Korea Bojagi Forums

The Korea Bojagi Forum 2016 was held September 1-4 in the historic Fortress city of Suwon/Hwasung Korea.  This exciting bi-annual international conference on the fabric and paper arts of Korea featured lectures, workshops, numerous exhibitions of traditional and contemporary fiber art and a cultural tour.

The 2012 and 2014 Korea Bojagi Forums  met in Heyri Artists Village and Jeju Island with lectures, workshops, and exhibitions of bojagi and joomchi-inspired work by Korean and international artists.


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